Type: School event

The liberal arts in 2021: Addressing global challenges

College and Beyond II: Liberal Arts and Life colloquium series


Angela Dillard, Earl Lewis, Bhramar Mukherjee, Chris Poulson, Timothy McKay

Date & time

Feb 3, 2021, 3:30-5:00 pm EST


This is a Virtual Event.

This colloquium will consider how those engaged in liberal arts education should respond to global challenges including racism, inequality, public health, and climate change. How should institutional leaders, individual course instructors, and students direct their energies in this time? What needs to change about who receives a liberal arts education and where they get it, as well as its nature and content? What are the future roles of residential, remote, and life-long learning in our conception of liberal arts education?


  • Angela DillardRichard A. Meisler Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies, History, and in the Residential College, University of Michigan
  • Earl LewisDirector, Center for Social Solutions; Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Public Policy, University of Michigan; President Emeritus, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Bhramar MukherjeeJohn D. Kalbfleisch Collegiate Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics; Professor of Epidemiology and Global Public Health, University of Michigan
  • Chris PoulsenAssociate Dean for Natural Sciences; Henry Pollack Collegiate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Climate and Space Sciences, University of Michigan
  • Moderator: Timothy McKay, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, Astronomy, Education, University of Michigan

Contact and more information

For more information about this event and series, or to direct questions to the event organizers, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), visit the College and Beyond II: Liberal Arts and Life website